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Sunday October 13

17:55
'iPhone SE 2' with A13 will cost $399 says...




Ming-Chi Kuo is telling investors that Apple's rumored "iPhone SE 2" will arrive in the first calendar quarter of 2020, at a bargain price.

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17:06
Kuo on iPhone SE 2 details: iPhone 8 design, $399...

Late on Sunday, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed some additional details about the iPhone SE 2, which Kuo previously said will launch early in 2020.

As said previously, the specification of the device is very similar to the iPhone 8, just as the original iPhone SE was an adapted version of the iPhone 5S body. Kuo says the iPhone SE 2 will come in 64 GB and 128 GB storage configurations with three color options: silver, space gray and red. He also predicts that the starting price for the new cheaper iPhone will be $399.

more…

The post Kuo on iPhone SE 2 details: iPhone 8 design, $399 starting price, 64/128 GB storage, red color option, no 3D...

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16:47
US says digital assets are covered by money...

US regulators issued a blunt warning to cryptocurrency holders who think they're not beholden to the usual rules. The Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network have put...

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15:25
San Francisco may open a new office to prevent...

San Francisco has a history of dealing with out-of-control tech deployments -- just ask people who had to wade through piles of scooters for months until the city started the permit process. Companies might have to be more careful going forward, howe...

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14:07
Porsche's Macan EV will fully replace its gas...

Porsche's electric Macan won't give its combustion engine counterpart much room to breathe. The automaker's deputy chairman Lutz Meschke told Autocar in an interview that the Macan EV will sit alongside the gas version when it arrives in 2021, but on...

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12:49
Crowdfunded case will give your Windows PC that Mac...

Do you like the look of Apple's redesigned Mac Pro, but would rather not drop $5,999 on a workstation just to have that cheese-grater-on-steroids casing? You might not have to. Dune Case is close to crowdfunding the Dune Pro, a standard PC case tha...

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12:38
Review: The USB-C charger Apple should've...




Apple's switching to a USB-C charging plug for the iPhone 11 Pro is welcome news, but that charger is large. In comparison, the new Anker PowerPort III Nano makes for a compact USB-C charger that can charge up all your mobile gear with the smallest footprint.

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12:31
Apple Card user claims to be victim of fraud despite...

Last week we heard from a reader who experienced a fraudulent charge coming from a clone of his Apple Card. It was a good reminder that even with its security focus and lack of printed numbers, the physical Apple Card is just as susceptible to skimming and cloning as any other credit or debit card. Now we’ve heard from another reader who just had a fraud issue with Apple Card, but more surprising and concerning, he says he’s never used the physical titanium Apple Card. Could there be a bigger security issue for Apple Card than skimming?

more…

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11:39
Original 'Fortnite' map vanishes in a...

The leaks were on the mark -- Fortnite's original map is no more, at least as far as anyone can tell. The battle royale title's hyped-up The End event saw a missile launch into the sky and trigger a massive amount of rifts, culminating in a meteor st...

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11:14
Andy Rubin quietly left the venture company he...

Disgraced former Google exec Andy Rubin has lost another one of his ties to Silicon Valley earlier in 2019. BuzzFeed News has obtained documents indicating that Playground Global, the venture company Rubin founded in 2015, "ended [its] business rela...

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10:00
The best outdoor security camera

By Rachel Cericola

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to outdoor security camera...

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09:21
macOS Server 5.9

Adds new restrictions, payloads, and commands for Profile Manager and now requires macOS 10.15 Catalina or later. ($19.99 new, free update, 66.1 MB)

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09:16
CleanMyMac X 4.5

Brings support for macOS 10.15 Catalina and adds instant notifications about malware threats. ($89.95 new, free update, 48.1 MB)

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09:14
Things 3.10

Adds full compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina and removes support for 10.11 El Capitan and 10.12 Sierra. ($49.99 new, free update, 17.9 MB)

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09:00
Review: iFrogz Airtime Pro wireless earbuds are a...




New Airtime Pro wireless earbuds from iFrogz offers a lower cost alternative to Apple's AirPods, and one that may fit some people's ears better.

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08:55
Poll: Would you ditch your current AirPods for in-...

Apple’s truly wireless AirPods have been incredibly popular since their initial release in 2016, Now, it seems that Apple is preparing another version of AirPods with a new design and new features, such as noise cancellation.

Would you ditch your current AirPods for the new in-ear AirPods with noise cancellation?

more…

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08:30
After Math: Who turned the lights out?

If you live in California, the answer to that is our local power company, PG&E. But they're not the only ones unilaterally shutting down their operations, users, dissent, and what have you. Here are some highlights from a ban-tastic week.

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08:23
All the new games that have been added to Apple...




Apple Arcade launched in September of this year, bringing with it dozens upon dozens of new games, including many new games that are added regularly. Here's a list of all the games released post-launch so far.

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08:17
Editorial: No, the new 2019 Mac Pro isn't a...




After years of frustratedly waiting in the dark and suffering through some painful periods of construction work, the new 2019 Mac Pro appears to finally deliver above and beyond what even the most optimistic had hoped for. But its appearance wasn't merely a whimsical executive decision made in response to a customer email, and is instead the latest deliverable of a long term strategy unfolding at Apple.

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07:45
This week’s top stories: macOS Catalina release,...

In this week’s top stories: macOS Catalina launches to the public, Instagram adds Dark Mode support, Apple AR headset in 2020, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.
more…

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06:50
Crime blotter: Accused robber shot and killed at...




Million-dollar iPhone ring theft busted, and Apple Store thefts throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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06:10
The Athletic reverses course on podcasts and submits...

A few months ago, I wrote about The Athletic, and I thought it would make a great acquisition target for Apple. When I originally wrote that article, I mentioned that the Athletic had recently launched a podcast section, but they were only available inside of their app and not dedicated podcast apps like Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or Pocket Casts. In recent weeks, they’ve reversed that stance and started submitting their shows to Apple Podcasts and Spotify, but only including some of the episodes as a free download. more…

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05:59
Here's how Alexa learned to speak Spanish...

Now that Alexa knows how to speak Spanish in the US, there's a common question: how did it learn the language when it didn't have the benefit of legions of users issuing commands? Through new tools, it seems. Amazon has revealed a pair of system th...

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05:50
Apple TV+ promotes 'See' with personalized...




Subscribers to Emmy Magazine this month get behind the scenes details of the new drama "See," plus a full-page ad offering them a free three-month trial by name.

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04:19
Apple TV+ execs say ‘See’ will be as epic as ‘Game...

Apple is continuing its PR blitz for Apple TV+ with Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard hitting the covers of the latest issue of Emmy Magazine, promoting the sci-fi thriller See. Apple’s production budget for See is believed to be in excess of $15 million per episode.

In the interview, Apple vice presidents Jamie Erlicht and Zack van Amburg (who run Apple’s TV+ efforts after being hired from Sony in 2017) compare the scope of See’s world-building directly to Game of Thrones: “can it be as epic as, say, a Game of Thrones? We answer that question early on with a resounding yes!”. See debuts as a launch show on Apple TV+, which means it premieres November 1st.

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01:50
Samsung's Galaxy Fold Premier Service debuts in...

Did you buy the updated Galaxy Fold now that it's finally available? You now have the posh support to go with it. Samsung has launched its Galaxy Fold Premiere Service in the US, offering all of the foldable phone's buyers dedicated support through...

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Saturday October 12

21:15
New iCloud and iTunes Ransomware Vulnerability Found

A vulnerability in iCloud and iTunes apps for Windows has allowed attackers to bypass antivirus protection and install ransonmware. Once infected, the hard drive becomes encrypted with a key that…

The post New iCloud and iTunes Ransomware Vulnerability Found appeared first on iLounge.

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21:14
Official Smart Cover for the iPad 9.7 inch Model...

Investments like the 9.7 inch iPad should be protected at all times. What better way to do so than getting the official Apple Smart Cover at almost 40% off? Apple…

The post Official Smart Cover for the iPad 9.7 inch Model Starts at $23.62 appeared first on iLounge.

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21:12
In-house Apple Studio to Produce ‘Band of Brothers’...

Apple has launched its own studio to produce original content for its streaming service, the Apple TV+. The first series that will be produced is a sequel to the popular…

The post In-house Apple Studio to Produce ‘Band of Brothers’ Sequel appeared first on iLounge.

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20:57
Netflix ends support for some older Roku players on...

Are you still hanging on to an early Roku player to stream Netflix in the basement? You'll need to upgrade soon. Netflix has warned that it's ending support for some of Roku's oldest players after December 1st, including the Roku HD, HD-XR, SD, XD...

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20:56
Apple Arcade Updated with Five New Games

Apple Arcade, Apple’s gaming subscription service for the iPhone, Mac, Apple TV and iPad gets five new additions for the Apple TV, iPad and iPhone and two new titles for…

The post Apple Arcade Updated with Five New Games appeared first on iLounge.

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18:27
Improved 'Apex Legends' training zone...

As much as Respawn has expanded Apex Legends' gameplay, its training area has remained... lackluster. You only get to play a single character and a sliver of the available gear, making it all too likely that you'll have to learn about an ability or...

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17:08
Mobile banking firm sues Facebook over Calibra'...

Facebook's Libra project has yet another issue to deal with: a mobile banking app has sued the social network's Calibra subsidiary over their very similar logos. The tech giant introduced Calibra as the division that will oversee its cryptocurrency p...

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16:34
Apple Told Some Apple TV+ Show Developers Not To...

An anonymous reader quotes BuzzFeed News:
In early 2018 as development on Apple's slate of exclusive Apple TV+ programming was underway, the company's leadership gave guidance to the creators of some of those shows to avoid portraying China in a poor light, BuzzFeed News has learned.

Sources in position to know said the instruction was communicated by Eddy Cue, Apple's SVP of internet software and services, and Morgan Wandell, its head of international content development. It was part of Apple's ongoing efforts to remain in China's good graces after a 2016 incident in which Beijing shut down Apple's iBooks Store and iTunes Movies six months after they debuted in the country.

A spokesperson for Apple declined comment.

Apple's tip toeing around the Chinese government isn't unusual in Hollywood. It's an accepted practice. "They all do it," one showrunner who was not affiliated with Apple told BuzzFeed News. "They have to if they want to play in that...

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15:49
Google bans predatory payday loan apps from the Play...

Google has fought predatory loans for a while, but now it's taking that fight to its app store. The Wall Street Journal has learned that Google recently banned Play Store apps with "deceptive or harmful" personal loans where the annual percentage ra...

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14:33
Lyft sues NYC over limits on driver 'cruising...

Uber isn't the only one suing New York City to demand looser rules for ridesharing drivers. Lyft has sued NYC in a bid to end a rule that limits the amount of time drivers can "cruise" in Manhattan (that is, drive without passengers). The 31 percen...

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14:04
Review: Mophie's suede 3-in-1 Qi wireless...




Mophie elevates its wireless charger with a new suede top material for a more premium experience on its 3-in-1 Qi charging dock for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods.

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13:15
Universal, Ford create in-car VR experience for...

Starting on October 14th, a fleet of 2020 Ford Explorer vehicles will be offering special rides to the public from Universal CityWalk Hollywood. Those vehicles come equipped with virtual reality headsets from German startup Holoride, which will give...

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12:43
∞ THE HOOD INTERNET presents 1980

I posted the 1979 version of this last week. The Loop’s Dave Mark found the 1980 version. Enjoy.

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12:40
Remove the macOS Catalina guilt trip from macOS...

This is (yet another) example of Apple’s parochial insistence that “We Know Better.” There’s no way this notification and popup should not be able to be permanently dismissed.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:02
Pixel 4 pre-order at Best Buy Canada confirms key...

Believe it or not, the Pixel 4 leaks still haven't stopped ahead of Google's October 15th event. Best Buy Canada briefly posted (and has since pulled) a pre-order page for Google's new phones that confirmed numerous details. Both the regular Pixel...

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11:49
Apple Stores: New Maine Mall location opens;...

Apple’s only retail store in Maine reopened today in a significantly larger and more modern space at The Maine Mall. South Portland customers lined up this morning to explore the location’s first redesign since opening more than 11 years ago.

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11:10
California Doctors to record patient visit notes...




Clinicians in California are to utilize an Apple Watch system that will let them dictate their notes after a visit, and then have the transcription plus relevant health data automatically appended to a patient's medical records.

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10:46
Tesla may open 'Centers' to get around pro...

Tesla may be planning an end-run around state laws that bar direct car sales and protect dealerships. Electrek sources claim the automaker is planning to open "Tesla Centers" in major urban areas that would theoretically avoid legal trouble by focus...

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10:16
Review: BRV-Mini speakers pack big sound in a...




If you're looking for a portable speaker that can keep up with you on all your adventures, take a look at Braven's BRV-Mini. Their small size hides big sound in a tough, but diminutive package.

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09:30
Recommended Reading: Your AirPods are going to die

Everyone's AirPods will die. We've got the trick to replacing them.
Geoffrey A. Fowler,
The Washington Post

If you hopped on the AirPod bandwagon early, your earbuds are likely near the end of their life. The Washington Post details what happens w...

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09:04
Best noise cancelling headphones you’ve never heard...

I’ve been a happy Bose QC35 Noise cancelling headphone user since the day they came out. These were the first “consumer priced” ANC headset combos and have since been matched by excellent products from Sony and Apple’s Beats brand. But Active Noise Cancellation has always come at a price. In the case of the QC35s and Sony’s, prices start at $350 retail unless you find deals.

Broski Lety sent me a pair of their new active noise cancelling headphones which are on Kickstarter now for $99 and will soon be on Amazon for 50% more. You wouldn’t be reading this if I wasn’t super-impressed… more…

The post...

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08:00
Hitting the Books: Nero, fiddling from orbit as...

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and...

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07:57
Apple pulls second iOS 13.2 beta for some iPad Pro...




Apple has withdrawn the second developer build of iPadOS 13.2 from download for some models of iPad Pro, after reports surfaced where testers effectively bricked their mobile devices and needed to perform a full restore of the operating system.

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07:55
The Morning After: Visa and Mastercard leave...

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to your weekend! We've got a new Engadget Podcast episode for you to enjoy, as well as some bad news about Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency. News highlights from earlier in the week include the PS5's name...

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07:22
Blue Shield of California to use Apple Watch to...

Blue Shield of California has announced that it is partnering with health services provider Altais and Notable Health to spread adoption of the Apple Watch. The deal will center on doctors wearing an Apple Watch to easily record notes and other data during office visits.

more…

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07:15
Missing message issues plague Mail users in macOS...




Users are reporting issues with the loss of data in Apple's Mail app following the update to macOS 10.15 Catalina, an issue that could lead to the data being made unavailable on other clients that access the same mailboxes.

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06:00
Making the Grade: What should K-12 schools factor in...

A question facing a lot of K–12 school districts this time of year is whether their devices can go just one more year. Budgets are being set (and likely looking to be cut), so keeping an iPad or Mac laptop deployment in place for another school year is a way to eliminate a costly line item in the budget. Is that a wise decision? Let’s look at the factors you need to consider before holding off on that new Mac or iPad device refresh. A different way that I often get this question asked to me is: “how long do iPads last?” more…

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06:00
Readers have spoken, and apparently people really...

Samsung released its most recent flagship, the Galaxy S10+, after a decade of refining and perfecting the Galaxy lineup. With improvements to the screen, battery life and software, the $1,000 S10+ once again showed the company knows how to build a hi...

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05:47
Overcast for iOS updated to support iOS 13 Dark Mode...

The popular third-party podcast player Overcast has joined the iOS 13 Dark Mode fun. The app has been updated to support iOS 13 Dark Mode, and it gives users two different options from which to pick. more…

The post Overcast for iOS updated to support iOS 13 Dark Mode with two theme options appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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04:57
Report: Apple told Apple TV+ creators to avoid...

As Apple faces pushback over its decision to remove a Hong Kong protest tracking app from the App Store, a new report from BuzzFeed News says that Apple’s efforts also extend to Apple TV+. According to the report, Apple has instructed Apple TV+ show runners to avoid portraying China negatively.

more…

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04:00
Notable apps and updates, Oct. 7-12

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are this week’s picks.

macOS

St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 5.4, an update to their Mac utility.

Default Folder X enhances the file dialogs in all macOS applications. It provides fast navigation to your files, previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Default Folder X's custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Version 5.4 is compatible with the upcoming macOS Catalina. It also offers enhanced AppleScript features and a number of bug fixes.

Default Folder X 5.4 is a free update for existing version 5 users. New licenses are $34.95 and...

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01:57
Elizabeth Warren Facebook ad mocks Facebook's...

Earlier this year Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign ran ads on Facebook that proposed breaking it up, and they were temporarily pulled. Now, after Mark Zuckerberg talked at company meetings about the threat she poses, and as Facebook affirmed...

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Friday October 11

22:44
SEC puts a stop to Telegram's cryptocurrency...

Telegram's plans for its cryptocurrency and blockchain network may be in jeopardy. The US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed an emergency action and obtained a temporary restraining order against the company, which prevents it from distribu...

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20:02
Apple told Apple TV+ content creators not to...




Following a series of decisions that demonstrates Apple's willingness to kowtow to Chinese government wishes, a report on Friday claims company executives exhibited similar patterns of behavior in preparing content for the upcoming Apple TV+ video service.

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18:27
Blizzard halves 'Hearthstone' pro's...

Three days after Blizzard handed down a year-long ban to pro Hearthstone player 'Blitzchung,' aka Ng Wai Chung, the company has walked back its decision. In a letter to fans Blizzard president J. Allen Brack stated that they decided since he played f...

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17:03
Her iPhone Died. It Led To Her Being Charged As a...

Chris Matyszczyk from ZDNet retells the draconian story of a Financial Times writer who wasn't able to prove she purchased a ticket for the London buses because her phone died (she used Apple Pay), which led to her being charged a criminal. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from the report: Today's witness is Jemima Kelly. She's a writer for The Financial Times. Please don't let any personal thoughts about that get in the way of her story. You see, she just experienced a little technological nightmare. A cheery digital convert, she admits she often leaves the house without her wallet. But surely not without her iPhone. Apple Pay is, after all, a contemporary joy. It's right up there with Tinder in its ability to make your life easier.

Kelly, indeed, hops on London buses and uses Apple Pay to tap her payment instead of buying a ticket the old-fashioned way. Which, as she cheerily described, is easy unless a ticket inspector wanders by. Just after your iPhone's battery has...

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16:34
GraphicConverter 11.1

Maintenance update with numerous new and updated features for the recently upgraded Swiss Army knife of graphics programs. ($39.95 new, free update, 152 MB)

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16:31
ChronoSync 4.9.5 and ChronoAgent 1.9.3

Optimizes the synchronization and backup tool and its helper app for macOS 10.15 Catalina. (49.99 new for ChronoSync, $14.99 new for ChronoAgent; free updates; 67 MB, 26.6 MB)

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16:27
Final Cut Pro X 10.4.7, Compressor 4.4.5, and Motion...

All three apps receive a new Metal-based processing engine that improves playback and accelerates graphics tasks. ($299.99/$49.99/$49.99 new, free updates)

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16:07
Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.12

Brings full support for making bootable backups of macOS 10.15 Catalina's new read-only System volume. ($39.99 new, free update, 15.9 MB)

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16:03
Fixing iPadOS 13’s Glacial Performance on the iPad...

For at least some iPad Air 2 owners, upgrading to iPadOS 13 is resulting in incredibly sluggish behavior and various related failures. Apple knows about the problem, but the only workaround right now is to erase the iPad and restore from backup.

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15:55
Amazon cuts off three delivery companies publicly...

Amazon has cut ties with three delivery contractors that were recently implicated in multiple deaths by a joint BuzzFeed News and ProPublica investigation. According to state documents obtained by the two publications, those companies now plan to lay...

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15:43
Buy Official Apple Watch Bands Today While They’re...

Official Apple products are expensive but they provide an undeniably premium look and feel. So when you get a chance to buy an official Apple Watch band at half off,…

The post Buy Official Apple Watch Bands Today While They’re 50% Off appeared first on iLounge.

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15:40
Google's Next Pixelbook Is Basically a MacBook...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Google's October 15 hardware event is fast approaching, and in addition to the launch of the Pixel 4, Google Home Mini 2, Google WI-Fi 2, and a new pair of Pixel Buds, the show should usher in a new Pixelbook. We've known the new Pixelbook would be called the "Pixelbook Go," but other than a few details from Chrome OS commits, the device has mostly been a mystery. Google takes its title as "least secretive device manufacturer" very seriously, though, and recently 9to5Google managed to just get a Pixelbook Go ahead of the event. They took a bunch of pictures and video. Unlike the fairly unique design of the original Pixelbook and the Pixel Slate, the Pixelbook Go mostly just looks like a MacBook. 9to5Google got that vibe from the device in person, too, writing: "We can't fathom that this laptop won't immediately be labeled 'Google's MacBook.'" The one unique design aspect is the bottom, which is a brightly colored, ribbed pad...

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15:33
Amazon Music Now Available on Apple TV

Amazon has expanded its music streaming service to the Apple TV. Amazon subscribers can now download the new Amazon Music app at the App Store on their 4th or 5th…

The post Amazon Music Now Available on Apple TV appeared first on iLounge.

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15:32
Clive Owens and Juliane Moore Will Be Starring in ‘...

Apple gave the green light to produce a series called ‘Lisey’s Story’, based on Stephen King’s novel of the same title. Stephen King himself will be writing the show’s eight…

The post Clive Owens and Juliane Moore Will Be Starring in ‘Lisey’s Story’ Series on Apple TV+ appeared first on iLounge.

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15:30
You Can Now Download Twitter for Mac on the App Store

At the WWDC, Apple mentioned that porting apps over to macOS Catalina will become much easier, thanks to the new Catalyst feature. Then, a few days after macOS Catalina was…

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15:26
9to5Rewards: Enter to win iPhone 11 Pro Max from...

If you haven’t already, now is your time to enter for your chance to win Apple’s brand new iPhone 11 Pro Max (512GB in Midnight Green), thanks to our friends over at totallee.

For a limited time, you can also grab 25% off all totallee’s accessories including its very popular and branding-free iPhone cases, Qi chargers, and more:

Get 25% off totallee thin cases for iPhone now w/ code HAPPYHOUR

Head below to enter the giveaway.

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15:25
Beware Mail Data Loss in Catalina

Here’s yet another reason to hold off on upgrading to macOS 10.15 Catalina—reports of data loss in Mail after updating its data store from Mojave to Catalina and when moving messages between mailboxes.

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14:45
Riot urges 'League of Legends' pros to...

Riot is trying to keep its hands clean after Blizzard banned a pro player for supporting Hong Kong protests on-camera. The League of Legends developer's esports head John Needham has issued a statement saying that Riot has "reminded" pro players and...

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14:45
Schedule Instagram Posts from Your Mac with Combin...

It is our pleasure to welcome Combin Scheduler as our sponsor here at TMO this week. It’s also our pleasure to have used Combin Scheduler to ensure we didn’t forget to post this week’s (fantastic) Mac Geek Gab episode image to our MGG Instagram feed.


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14:32
How to set up Screen Time on your Mac in macOS...

Apple first introduced Screen Time with iOS 12 last year to help users be more intentional with their time on iPhone and iPad. Now with macOS Catalina, Screen Time comes to the Mac.

more…

The post How to set up Screen Time on your Mac in macOS Catalina appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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13:30
The Scope of macOS Catalina is Showcased in a...

Over the years, we’ve seen steady improvements to macOS. But it requires a brilliant, in-depth look at Catalina to put the continuous developments into proper perspective.


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13:30
iPadOS review: The iPad is dead, long live the iPad

Enlarge / iPadOS.

When we reviewed the 2018 iPad Pro, we were impressed by the power and potential of the hardware, but iOS 12 wasn’t up to the task of making the iPad a true content creation machine or a daily workhorse. We said it was time for Apple to branch out from iOS 13 with an iPad-specific operating system.

Just one year later, that’s exactly what Apple has done with iPadOS, which launched for modern iPads a few days after iOS 13 hit the iPhone and iPod touch. While iPadOS does not actually signify that big of a change under the hood, its new nomenclature is a statement of intent by Apple....

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13:06
AAPL hits 52-week high as US-China trade war truce...

As the US-China trade talks have come to a partial deal today, the overall US stock market saw notable gains. Along with the positive outlook on a potential US-China trade truce, AAPL is up and has hit a new 52-week high.

more…

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13:05
Apple hits all-time share price high and highest...




Following on from becoming a trillion-dollar company Apple has reached its highest valuation of all time today, during a trading period that put its shares at their highest price ever at $237.64.

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12:55
eBay, Visa and Mastercard pull out of Facebook'...

Stripe and eBay have followed PayPal in backing out of Facebook's cryptocurrency, Libra. They confirmed to the Financial Times that they would pull their support, while Mastercard and Visa have also dropped out.

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12:23
Google, Reddit execs to speak at House hearing on...

American politicians have been questioning whether internet companies should be held liable for the content they allow, and two of those companies will soon address those concerns directly. Two House subcommittees are holding a joint online content...

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12:02
The follow-up to 'Band of Brothers' is...

Just one day after signing Alfonso Cuarón to a multi-year deal, Apple has scored another coup for its upcoming Apple TV+ streaming service. Variety reports the company will produce Masters of the Air, the follow-up to 2001's Band of Brothers a...

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11:41
The next 'Fortnite' season might finally...

Apex Legends, PUBG and other battle royale brawlers have added maps over time, but not Fortnite -- you've had to be content with revisions (if sometimes dramatic ones) to the existing layout. You might finally get something new in the near future, h...

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11:28
∞ The Dalrymple Report: China, Catalina, and Musicals

It’s been a rough week for Apple in China. Dave and I talk about that, some problems with macOS Catalina, and how much I hate musicals.

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11:21
Its Products Make You Feel Good, But Apple Isn’t...

Andrew shares his thoughts on Apple’s recent moves in Hong Kong as well as its corporate values.


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11:18
Bandai Namco discounts its Switch library until...

The holidays are nearly upon us. For some, that means a whole lot of traveling. Switch owners can stock up on cheap digital downloads during Bandai Namco's publisher sale to stay occupied during flights, long drives and restless nights in lumpy child...

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11:15
Apple launches in-house studio, 'Band of...




Apple has launched its own in-house studio with "Masters of the Air" for Apple TV+ to be its first production that it doesn't contract out to a third-party studio.

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11:07
Custom 5G Apple Modem has Goal of 2022 Release

Reports say that Apple has moved its timeline for a custom 5G Apple modem to 2022.

It won’t be easy. In fact, bringing a new modem to the finish line in two years is really pushing it, my source said. After all the design work is done, and the fabrication of the chips themselves is underway, an arduous testing and certification process still awaits.

Right now I think 5G is overhyped and even the previous rumor of a 5G iPhone in 2020 didn’t make sense.


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11:01
iOS 13.2 Will Let You Delete Your Siri Audio History

The latest Apple betas like iOS 13.2 have a feature that lets you delete your Siri audio history in settings.

In addition to offering an explicit opt-in, Apple has promised that only employees, and not contractors, will be involved in reviewing the audio clips. However, this doesn’t stop the automated text transcriptions of your Siri requests from being transmitted to Apple, irrespective of whether you opt-in or -out, although they will pseudonymized and dissociated from your Apple ID. What’s more, these transcripts could be reviewed by employees and contractors.

I’m glad that Apple is adding this feature, and given its privacy stance I’m surprised it’s a feature we don’t already have.


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11:00
The Engadget Podcast: Is macOS Catalina Apple's...

MacOS Catalina is here, and it's... kind of a mess. In this episode, Devindra and Cherlynn are joined by Engadget Editor-in-Chief Dana Wollman to discuss Apple's latest desktop OS. The big question: Is Catalina Apple's Vista? (Pro-tip: Don't rush to...

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10:57
This Super Durable Lightning Cable Doubles as a...

We have a deal on a Nomad Lightning cable that has its own built-in 2,800mAh portable battery. It’s a 1.5 meter nylon-wrapped MFi -certified Lightning charging cable, and the housings at either end are made of aluminum. And then embedded in the cable is that 2,800mAh battery. This device is just $19.99 through our deal.


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10:51
Apple vs China Over Hong Kong – TMO Daily...

Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s recent decision to pull an app used by Hong Kong protestors.


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10:47
Samsung will gladly help you check if your OLED TV...

Samsung might be all about OLED in smartphone displays, but it's steered away from using those types of screens for its TVs, instead harnessing LCD and QLED tech. As part of its efforts to remind people that OLED can be susceptible to burn-in, it has...

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10:43
Looking Ahead to the 2020 iPhone

I know. You’re only just getting used to your new iPhone 11. But Lisa Eadicicco at Business Insider is already looking at what comes next for Apple.

Among the biggest changes that’s expected to come with Apple’s 2020 iPhones is the introduction of a more sophisticated three-dimensional camera, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Debby Wu. Such a camera system would include a laser scanner to create 3D replicas of the real world, boosting the iPhone’s augmented reality capabilities. With the new 3D camera, the iPhone would be better at placing virtual objects in augmented reality and would offer enhanced depth perception, according to Bloomberg. Apple’s iPhones have supported augmented reality applications for years, and the company made its first big push into AR when it launched ARKit in 2016 — a set of tools...

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10:34
Apple Launches New In-House Studio and Steven...

Apple is to launch its own in-house studio. Its first production, exec produced by Steven Spielberg, will be a follow-up to Band of Brothers.


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10:32
Apple releases first developer beta of macOS...

Apple today has released the first developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.1. This comes after the official release of the new operating system version for the public earlier this week.

The latest developer release features some of the changes included in the iOS 13.2 beta, such as new emoji and Siri privacy settings.

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10:26
Apple releases first developer beta of macOS 10.15.1




Following the release of macOS Catalina on Monday, Apple has restarted its beta process once more for the operating system, providing participants of its developer beta program access to the first build of macOS 10.15.1.

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